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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 2:37 pm 
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Please help on which kite in 18M size is best for 12-16 mph range on a TT 161 to get going upwind without having to work the kite a great deal... thinking medium aspect but one with a lot of grunt so it can be parked and just ridden. Not looking for big airs yet... I am 205.

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the north 16m is very strong ,the cabrina 12.2 is astrong and very fast kite and the 15.5 can pull you from 10 knots


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ID go with the Naish Areo if you really want a medium.

Personally, I weigh 214 and am patiently awaiting my X2 18m. Until then I get by with some takoons (don't recomend) and Airblasts.
I've found sucess switching to a wider board when the wind is questionable. For light wind I ride a TwinTip(http://www.twintip.com) BAT 164 and a Naish 5'3" Twin.

The winder board looks kind of silly and I picked it up as an experiment in Maui. But being a bigger guy it really gets me going quick in teh unpredictable wind of the Northeast.


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I use Hydro 13 (real surface is 18) and a picklefork 161,my weight is 90 kgs


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somewhere I read that the Toro will come in 18 sqm. If you want medium aspect this should be a choice.
If you can test the big kites before you buy it, there can be difference.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2002 4:08 am 
The 22.5 Rhino is what you need. Unfortunately you can't get one in the US. The distributor is sold out until the 2003's arrive in September/October. North kites have strong grunt without sine flying. The 20m Aero might be another good choice. I would stay away from Cabrinha. They don't fly as good as the other 2002 kites. They wobble a lot when flown very powered. I don't think they have good low end power either. The big Air Rush has poor low end too. I think the 20m Aero might be the only good choice.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2002 8:15 am 
What about F-Arc 16(or even 12) what do u all think.also heavy rider looking for good winds


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x2 20 or aero 20... x2 if you can handle a high ar kite, aero if you still crash kites a lot... :smile:


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since you need a 5th line anyway for this size of kites, you also can go for high AR, since it should be faster=more fun


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